Lou Gehrig's Streak Ends at 2,130 Games PSA/DNA Type 1
On May 2, 1939 Lou Gehrig approached Yankee Manager Joe McCarthy before the game in Detroit against the Tigers and said, "I'm benching myself, Joe...for the good of the team." Forever remembered as the man who replaced the Iron Horse, Ellsworth "Babe" Dahlgren took over at first base. Gehrig delivered the lineup card out to the shocked umpires before the game, ending the fourteen-year streak. The Detroit Tigers' fans gave Gehrig a standing ovation after the Briggs Stadium informed them of the streak's end. The iconic Acme Newspictures photograph of Gehrig and McCarthy truly captures the moment, as both men are sitting on dugout bench looking shocked and lost. This 7" x 9" photograph is in excellent condition with the caption on the reverse still attached, attesting to both the significance of the event as well as the date. This photograph has been authenticated by PSA/DNA as a TYPE 1, period 1st generation exemplar and had been encapsulated in PSA/DNA's tamper proof and archival safe photograph holder (photograph certification number 1P02453). These crystal clear holders are semi-rigid, yet light weight and thin enough to be easily matted and framed.
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